About

BKR Essex derives its name from The Blitz Kids

BKR is Essex’ Leading Multi-Genre Radio Station – priding ourselves with having “Something For Everyone” on our Schedule

The Blitz Kids were a group of people who frequented the Tuesday club-night at Blitz in Covent Garden, London in 1979-80, and are credited with launching the New Romantic subcultural movement. An emphasis on style was ensured by enforcing a strict dress code at the door. The Blitz began making headlines thanks to its outrageous styles of clothes and make-up for both sexes.

The Blitz club provided roots for several new pop groups, notably Visage with Steve Strange on vocals and Blitz DJ Rusty Egan on drums, then Spandau Ballet who played live gigs there in 1979 and 1980. Later, Blitz cloakroom attendant George O’Dowd was to become internationally famous in his own right as Boy George fronting Culture Club.

BKR Essex (BlitzKids Radio) is a celebration of diversity, it has been the birthplace to a wide variety of well recognised and respected DJ’s across a multitude of musical styles and genres. Our DJ’s have free licence to play, present and broadcast shows in their own unique and creative way. We take huge pride in being able to provide “something for everyone”.

BKR Essex has a huge social media and non-mainstream following with special events scheduled throughout the year hosted by the biggest names within the business.

We look forward to welcoming you to our BKR Essex family and thank you for your continued support.